A former governor of Ekiti State and the incumbent National Deputy Chairman (South) of the All Progressive Party (APC), Chief Segun Oni, has said he will defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its leader in the state, Governor Ayodele Fayose, if he emerges as the governorship candidate of the APC in the state.Addressing newsmen at the weekend, at his Ifaki home in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of the state to formally kick off his campaign for the APC 2018 governorship ticket, Oni declared that he would return Ekiti to an APC-controlled state if given the chance to fly the party’s flag at the election.
Oni said there was “nothing so spectacular in the acclaimed political wizardry of Fayose” who twice defeated incumbent governors of the state at different times, describing the political acclaim of Fayose as “product of sentiment”. He further said, “About Fayose, this is not a game of arrogance. He is not larger than life as being speculated. He, along with others once deployed their political machinery against me in certain political contest but if you recall, I still emerged victorious. So, what are you talking about? Though I am not hungry for power, I prefer to be governor of my state than being something else. I am not the type who prefer glamour to service.”